Sponsor Profile: SpaceX
Presented annually by the Space Foundation and co-sponsored by SpaceX, the Space Technology Hall of Fame® dinner honors extraordinary technologies originally developed for space that now improve life here on Earth.
In 2013, the featured dinner speaker will be actor Sigourney Weaver, best known for her role as Ripley in the film Alien, which she reprised in two follow-up films.
Wrapping up four days of Space Symposium activities, the dinner is traditionally known for its outstanding speakers, which over the past few years have included astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye the Science Guy®, actor Leonard Nimoy and political satirist P.J. O'Rourke. See more about the 2013 dinner here.
With a diverse manifest of nearly 50 launches to resupply the space station and deliver commercial and government satellites to orbit, SpaceX is the world's fastest growing launch services provider. In 2012, SpaceX made history when its Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial vehicle to successfully attach to the International Space Station - a feat previously achieved by only four governments. With the retirement of the Space Shuttle, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft are now carrying cargo, and one day will carry astronauts, to and from the space station for NASA.
Founded in 2002 by Elon Musk, SpaceX is a private company owned by management and employees, with minority investments from Founders Fund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Valor Equity Partners. The company has more than 2,000 employees in California, Texas, Florida and Washington, D.C.
For more information, visit SpaceX.com.